SR. LAND USE PLANNER
SALARY: $77,731.00 - $97,164.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 09/05/17
CLOSING DATE: 09/19/17, 5:00 PM
Under general direction, this position performs a full range of senior technical and/or team leader duties in planning, strategic thinking, and project management in support of the Office of Land Use Planning and Development for assigned geographic area/function with focus on early transit oriented development (TOD) integration into project development; leads and supports transit corridor studies through leadership of station area planning and corridor land use planning efforts; gathers, analyzes and disseminates information to facilitate decision-making; and coordination of activities among Agency staff/consultants, other governmental agencies, and the public during the various phases of assigned projects.
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
• Manages land use planning and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) program projects in assigned corridor focusing on early TOD project planning and integration of the TOD program goals into the Agency's project development timeline.
• Partners with local jurisdictions on project development of corridor level planning projects to identify and nurture transit oriented development opportunities through station area planning, real estate acquisition and construction activities.
• Devises and implements strategies to advance the Agency's long term opportunities to expand and enhance land use planning, station area planning and TOD integration into project delivery.
• Serves as team leader and manages development of project plans in area of assignment; briefs superiors and elected officials as needed;
• Assists in identifying, planning, and organizing staff and consultant resources approach for TOD Program implementation activities, with an emphasis on early planning for Agency surplus real property development.
• Leads and supports essential program management activities for land use planning and TOD projects within assigned corridor, including management of scope, quality, schedule, costs, personnel, consultants/contractors, contract documents and communications; and oversees contractors and assures contract compliance on assigned projects.
• Serves on committees at all levels for capital infrastructure projects and transit corridor studies related to the TOD work program with work performed by Agency staff and consultants, as well as representing Sound Transit in local and regional planning studies.
• Provides support to the Division/Department on matters as directed; serves as staff on a variety of committees; prepares and presents reports and other necessary correspondence as needed; attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to land use planning and TOD; incorporates new developments as appropriate; ensures processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively; ensures accountability and compliance with all current and applicable state and federal laws, Agency policies and procedures, rules and regulations.
• Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree in urban/land use planning, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration with concentration in real estate, or closely related field and five years of experience in master planning within large-scale capital projects , commercial real estate development, community planning, and public/private finance experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, experience, and internal successful or above performance rating.
Required Licenses or Certifications:
Possession of a valid Washington State Drivers License.
Required Knowledge of:
• Planning concepts, practices, procedures and policy issues.
• Local and national public policies applicable to Transit Oriented Development.
• Local and national models of commercial real estate development incentive programs.
• Project and contract management skills including preparation of scopes of work, schedules, budgets, public outreach plans, and other technical and informational documents.
• Operational characteristics, services, and activities of a transit oriented and joint development real estate project transactions, real estate acquisition, relocation, property management and disposition.
• Principles and practices of program development and administration.
• General project management/coordination techniques and principles.
• Real estate property principles and practices related to the appraisal, acquisition, management, and sale of public real property assets.
• Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
• Negotiation principles and practices.
• Principles and practices of customer service.
• Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation.
• English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
• Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases.
Required Skill in:
• Utilizing personal computer software programs affecting assigned work and in compiling and preparing spreadsheets and reports.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups and the general public.
• Interpreting and administering policies and procedures sufficient to administer, discuss, resolve, and explain them to staff and other constituencies.
• Overseeing, coordinating, and managing the services and activities of transit oriented and joint development real estate projects.
• Supporting projects and making decisions in fast-paced, difficult environments.
• Preparing and analyzing complex data and comprehensive reports.
• Maintaining confidentiality and communicating with tact and diplomacy.
• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.
• Researching, analyzing, and evaluating new service delivery methods and techniques.
• Applying project management/coordinator techniques and principles.
• Working cooperatively with other departments, Agency officials, and outside agencies.
• Monitoring and/or coordinating program/project operating budgets, costs, and schedules.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• Work is performed in a standard office environment.
• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.
The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.
It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.
Apply online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/soundtransit/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1842033
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value workplace diversity. We seek to create an environment and culture that embraces the differences of our employees. You will find an exceptionally diverse group of people at Sound Transit with regard to culture, beliefs, communication styles, and life and work experiences.
All qualified applicants are considered in accordance with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status or veteran status or any another legally protected status.